★★★ Camp, John Lafayette

John Lafayette Camp

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Born: February 20, 1828

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

John Lay Camp 1799 – 1870

Mother: Elizabeth Brown 1804 – 1870

Wife: Mary Ward 1832 – 1884
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Texas)​


William Rufus Camp 1852 – 1940​
(Buried: Dignowitty Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas)​
Sarah E. “Sallie” Camp 1853 – 1936​
(Buried: Dignowitty Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas)​
John Lafayette Camp 1855 – 1918​
(Buried: Dignowitty Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas)​
Mary Alabama “Bama” Camp Felder – Lowe 1857 – 1913​
(Buried: Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Texas)​
Berry Ward Camp Sr. 1861 – 1947​
(Buried: Fairmont Cemetery, San Angelo, Texas)​
Samuel Thompson Camp 1869 – 1900​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas)​


Graduated from University of Tennessee​

Occupation before War:
School Teacher and Attorney in Gilmer, Texas​

Civil War Career:
1862: Captain in 14th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 14th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Prisoner and War and Exchanged​
1862: Wounded at the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee
1864: Wounded and Captured at Battle of Allatoona, Georgia​
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of War held at Camp Chase Prison Camp in Ohio​

Occupation after War:
1866: Elected United States Congressman but refused his seat​
Texas State Senator​
United States Land Commissioner in Arizona​

Died: July 16, 1891

Place of Death: San Antonio, Texas

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: Dignowitty Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
GovernorHubbard appointed him as a judge in the State district court in 1878. He resigned due to poor health in the same year. He moved to Arizona in 1884 hoping the dry climate would improve his health, it didn't and He returned to Texas.


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
According to another biography (Wikipedia) Camp was also Colonel of the 10th Texas Cavalry. I cannot confirm this though as the article on the 10th Texas Cavalry has a colonel Matthew F. Locke as the only commander listed.